Oh hey long time no see!
This week has been totally crazy. Actually this whole month has been totally crazy. I am actually really loving being thrown off of my routine for a little bit. I normally get nervous when I do not know what is coming, but with moving to Washington and everything, I like the idea of new beginnings.
Plus apparently DC has awesome farmers markets. Someone please confirm or deny this.
Soo, speaking of nerves, I’ve got to know, how on Earth do you guys handle being anxious? A lot of times, if I am really anxious, my poor mom will get the brunt of it. Unfortunately, I seem to take all my stresses out on her. BUT then she talks me through things and I feel like a million and one times better…or at least I try to do that! Currently, I’m just telling myself that what I am feeling is excitement for the big week I have. Hoping that trumps all the anxious bones in my body.
Fake it till you make it, right?
So with the prospect of my new job right around the corner, I am looking for things to bring to work for lunch. To be honest, I have never been a sandwich person for lunch. I love peanut butter and jelly, but, like everything you eat day after day for a long period of time (and for me, that period was FIVE YEARS) I got burnt out. Lunch for me would then consist of sushi or soup in a thermos, or salad in one of those containers that you could press a button and the dressing would pop out.
How fun is that?
But in all honestly, as a vegetarian, I could not find a sandwich that was 1) satisfying and 2) easy to travel. That was, until, I met the humble edamame. These beans, if you haven't had them, are AMAZING. They are so full of protein, and, when topped with salt, are so addicting. And you don't just have to wait until you go to your japanese restaurant. You can buy them in the frozen section of your grocery store. How easy is that?
Talk about win win!
So yeah, the most amount of work you have to do for this sandwich is find deshelled edamame. Trader Joe's has a good bag of the stuff. If you can't find it, I honestly find shelling edamame therapeutic (call me a weirdo). Plus, anything on toast topped with avocado is a winner in my book. With back to school/work/everything around the corner (summer why do you leave so soon), this sandwich is a perfect way to get back into the swing of things!
Edamame Smash Sandwich
In the bowl of a food processor, add edamame, lemon juice, green onion, tahini, mint, and a huge pinch of salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
Toast bread to desired darkness. Spread one side of the bread with edamame mash. On the other side, add greens and sliced avocado. Top with onion, cucumber, and hot sauce, if desired. EAT.
Toastest with the mostest!
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.